Yolk growing OUTSIDE of the egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by sindyvortex, Feb 22, 2012.

  1. sindyvortex

    sindyvortex Hatching

    Feb 22, 2012
    Okay, this morning my husband brought in an egg that looked like two eggs conjoined. But, upon further inspection, it seems the took grew outside of the egg with its own shell and a small shell tube protecting the umbilicus. Any clue what nthat's all about?!

  2. krickets

    krickets Chirping

    Jul 4, 2011
    Alberta, Canada
    You must find a way to post a pic! That sounds fascinating. How long has the hen been laying? When they're just starting up, it can take a little while for their systems to get it right.

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